Jacks or Better : Strategy : Video Poker



When playing video poker keep three things in mind:
1. Always Play Max Credits
2. Compare pay schedules on machines before you play and select the machine that has the highest payout.
3. Get up and stretch every time you order a drink. Do this or risk becoming a drunk mummy.

Our "work-in-progress' guide to not get beat as quickly at Video Poker as most folks do:

Absolute No Brainers:
Any 4 of a Kind - Hold em
Any Royal Flush/Straight Flush - Hold em
Any Straight - Hold em
Any Flush - Hold em
Any Full House - Hold em
Any 3 of a Kind - Hold em
Any 2 pair - Hold em
5 rags - Dump em

No Brainers
Any 4 to a Royal Flush - Hold em
Any 4 to a Flush - Hold em
Any 4 to a Straight Flush - Hold em
Any 4 to a Straight

(even if you're dropping a J or better pair... this is why they call it gambling)

Thinkers
3 to a Flush vs. 3 Unsuited Unpaired Face/Ace Cards - Keep the Flush
3 to a Flush vs. Paired Face/Ace - Keep the Flush
3 to a Flush vs. 3 to a Straight - Keep the Flush
Two Pair - Hold em
Low pair + Face/Ace - Keep the Low Pair, dump rest
4 rags + Face/Ace - Keep Face/Ace dump rest

Stumpers
3 to a Flush vs. 2 Pair - Keep the Pairs

If you got a better idea... let us know!